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Labour is finished: it's time to join the party of the future

September 17, 2008 4:48 PM

Today in his leader's speech to Liberal Democrat party conference, Nick Clegg MP urged supporters to join the party to further its proud record on gay, women's and human rights, and celebrated the Lib Dems' proud record on so many other issues from the environment to the Iraq war.

He said:

We have been at the forefront of a revolution in ideas.

The first to fight for women's rights, gay rights, human rights.

The first to understand the problem of climate change.

The first to see the economic crisis on the horizon.

The first to see the vital role of liberal interventionism in international affairs.

And the first to see its limits - and oppose the illegal invasion of Iraq.

We are a powerful party.

We are getting stronger.

And our ideas are the right ones to get Britain back on track.

Remember 1997.

Things can only get better?

We were told our country would be a success - and no-one would be left behind.

It didn't happen. New Labour failed.

But there is a new, New Labour on the block.

Blue Labour: the Conservative party.

Let our country not be fooled again.

If you were drawn to Labour in the 1990s.

Because you believed in a better future.

Because you were filled with hope that things would get better.

Join us. We are the ones who can make it happen.

Labour is finished. It's over.

The Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice.

The only choice for anyone who wants a fairer Britain.

A party that will put money back in the pockets of ordinary families.

A party that will build a stable, green economy for each and every one of us.

A party that will change politics so that every person counts.

The Liberal Democrats.

Join us, and make it happen.

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